About Stanton

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Stanton Studios, expanded from well-known Stanton Glass Studio, was founded in 1979 by Bryant J. Stanton. The company began as a rented workbench in a shop with a couple crates of glass and has grown into a nationally-recognized business with work displayed in businesses and homes across Texas and the United States. Stanton Studios is run by Bryant and his four sons, along with an in-house professional artist, Joe Barbieri.

The beginings

Bryant got his start in stained glass in the late 1970s making suncatchers for a gift store in Waco, Texas. After a year, he decided to start his own business at the age of 21, and he named the company Stanton Glass Studio. The first shop opened in Downtown Waco as a craft shop that offered classes and sold small windows in the store. Bryant’s first commercial job came from restoring stained glass windows from a church that was damaged by a fire. Stanton Studios and the team still completes projects for this church today.

Our Promise

We are a family owned and operated business. We provide excellent service, high-quality work, and a quick response when you hire us for a job. Whether you need us for window and panel repair, stained glass restoration, or custom design, we deliver results that meet and exceed your standards.

OUR PORTFOLIO

our story

The beginings

Stanton Studios, expanded from well-known Stanton Glass Studio, was founded in 1979 by Bryant J. Stanton. The company began as a rented workbench in a shop with a couple crates of glass and has grown into a nationally-recognized business with work displayed in businesses and homes across Texas and the United States. Stanton Studios is run by Bryant and his four sons, along with an in-house professional artist, Joe Barbieri.

Bryant serves as the first vice president of the Stained Glass Association of America (SGAA) and is head of their editorial committee for Stained Glass Quarterly (SGQ). SGQ has been published continuously since 1906. Bryant is the former president of the Art Center of Waco and a current member. 

Bryant got his start in stained glass in the late 1970s making suncatchers in Waco, Texas. After a year, he decided to start his own business at the age of 21, and he named the company Stanton Glass Studio. The first shop opened in Downtown Waco as a craft shop that offered classes and sold small windows in the store. Bryant’s first commercial job came from restoring stained glass windows from a church that was damaged by a fire. Stanton Studios and the team still completes projects for this church today.

History in glass

Stanton Studios has done work in cathedrals and buildings across the state of Texas. A lot of the stained glass pieces in the Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas were created and built in our studio. The cross in Arborlawn United Methodist Church in Fort Worth, Texas is also a Stanton Studios creation. The three-story DNA sculpture at the McLennan Community College science building is a brainchild of Stanton Studios. See our Portfolio page for more examples of the works of art created by our studio.

The craftsmen in the glass studio are accomplished in a wide variety of stained glass skills, including traditional hand-painting, beveling, acid-etching, fusing, slumping, sand-carving, and gold-leafing. Each new product request is individually designed, drawn, and perfected by the artisans here in the studio. Stanton Studios also does work in historic glass restoration and repair.

History in wood

Nathan Stanton learned his craft in woodworking when he was 18 years old. Stanton Woodworks has been a part of Stanton Studios for nine years. Nathan does work in many different areas of wood, including fine custom cabinetry, doors, entries, architectural window frames, and different pieces of furniture that includes tables of various sizes, dressers, desks, and china cabinets.

History in Metal

Stanton Studios also does work in metal and has completed art pieces like light fixtures and window panes. This branch of the company is growing. See the Services page to discover what in-house projects the company can do and look at some past projects designed by Stanton Studios and fabricated in collaboration with other metalworking companies. Stanton Studios, expanded from Stanton Glass Studio, LLC, is an accredited member of the Stained Glass Assocation of America, a member of the Assocation for Preservation Technology International, a member of the Glass Artist Society, and a member of the Waco Chamber of Commerce.

Our Promise

We are a family owned and operated business. We provide excellent service, high-quality work, and a quick response when you hire us for a job. Whether you need us for window and panel repair, stained glass restoration, or custom design, we deliver results that meet and exceed your standards.

OUR PORTFOLIO

History in glass

Stanton Studios has done work in cathedrals and buildings across the state of Texas. A lot of the stained glass pieces in the Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas were created and built in our studio. The cross in Arborlawn United Methodist Church in Fort Worth, Texas is also a Stanton Studios creation. The three-story DNA sculpture at the McLennan Community College science building is a brainchild of Stanton Studios. See our Portfolio page for more examples of the works of art created by our studio.

The craftsmen in the glass studio are accomplished in a wide variety of stained glass skills, including traditional hand-painting, beveling, acid-etching, fusing, slumping, sand-carving, and gold-leafing. Each new product request is individually designed, drawn, and perfected by the artisans here in the studio. Stanton Studios also does work in historic glass restoration and repair.

History in wood

Nathan Stanton learned his craft in woodworking when he was 18 years old. Stanton Woodworks has been a part of Stanton Studios for nine years. Nathan does work in many different areas of wood, including fine custom cabinetry, doors, entries, architectural window frames, and different pieces of furniture that includes tables of various sizes, dressers, desks, and china cabinets.

History in Metal

Stanton Studios also does work in metal and has completed art pieces like light fixtures and window panes. This branch of the company is growing. See the Services page to discover what in-house projects the company can do and look at some past projects designed by Stanton Studios and fabricated in collaboration with other metalworking companies. Stanton Studios, expanded from Stanton Glass Studio, LLC, is an accredited member of the Stained Glass Assocation of America, a member of the Assocation for Preservation Technology International, a member of the Glass Artist Society, and a member of the Waco Chamber of Commerce.
 

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